Translating Chronic Illness Research into Practice

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Debbie Kralik, Barbara Paterson, Vivien Coates
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 5, 2010 - Medical - 224 pages
Translating Chronic Illness Research into Practice presents recent developments in chronic illness research and their implications for clinical practice. It delivers both a synthesis and a critique of current chronic illness research and its applications to chronic illness prevention, treatment and care. It promotes advances in knowledge about chronic illness, including discussion of the future directions for chronic illness research and gaps in present knowledge about effective chronic illness prevention, treatment and care.

Key features:

  • Contains contributions from internationally renowned researchers in chronic illness
  • Focuses on three key concepts, translating research into practice, chronic illness and practice, and bridges the boundaries between them
  • Is applicable to an international, multi-disciplinary readership
  • For researchers and practitioners across health disciplines

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1 Globalisation of Chronic Illness Research
2 Transitional Processes and Chronic Illness
3 Translating Chronic Illness Research Across the Lifespan
4 Assisting People with Chronic Illness to Manage CoMorbid Conditions
5 Conceptualisation of SelfManagement
6 The Relevance of SelfManagement Programmes for People with Chronic Disease at Risk for DiseaseRelated Complications
7 The Potential of Technology for Providing Social Support to People and Families
8 Chronic Illness Research Translating What We Know into What We Do
9 Future Directions

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About the author (2010)

Debbie Kralik is General Manager, Strategy and Research at the Royal District Nursing Service in South Australia and Associate Professor, University of South Australia and Adelaide University.

Barbara Paterson is Professor of Nursing and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick, Canada.

Vivien Coates is Professor of Nursing Research, School of Nursing, University of Ulster & Assistant Director of Nursing, Western Health & Social Care Trust. (Joint appointment).

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